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John Abell

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John Abell ( -1861) Quaker merchant of Limerick.

Specialist in kitchen range manufacture.

1824 Business was already established in Rutland Street.[1]

By 1855 he had a store at 3 Michael Street where he sold his 'Economical Hot Hearth Ranges', in addition to wire fencing and iron posts, drain pipes and spouts.[2]

1861 John Abell died.[3]

Michael McSherry took control of the business.

Exhibited at the Dublin International Exhibition of 1865 and awarded the Prize Medal.[4]

By 1877 the business had moved from Bank Place to 4 Bedford Road.[5]

John McSherry at some point took over the business.

Gold Medal at the National Exhibition of 1882 and had also been awarded First Prize at the Cork International Exhibition of 1883.[6]

At some point trading as McSherry & McInerney[7]

No records in Limerick trade directories after 1900.[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Pigot, J. Directory of Ireland, J. Pigot & Co., London, 1924, p. 288.
  2. Limerick Iron Foundries 1806-1989 (Unpublished article) by Patrick McDonnell Nov 2008 – May 2010
  3. Limerick Chronicle 17 August 1861, p. 3.
  4. Limerick Chronicle 12 May 1866.
  5. Limerick Chronicle 20 October 1877.
  6. Basset, William, The Limerick City and County Directory, 1884, William Basset, Limerick, p. 1.
  7. Limerick Chronicle 1 January 1893.
  8. Limerick Iron Foundries 1806-1989 (Unpublished article) by Patrick McDonnell Nov 2008 – May 2010
  • Limerick Iron Foundries 1806-1989 (Unpublished article) by Patrick McDonnell Nov 2008 – May 2010